Jacksonville has a regional workforce pool of approximately 847,600 in the seven-county area, with nearly 488,000 residing in Jacksonville. This labor force continues to grow with college graduates, approximately 3,000 military separations and a steady influx of new residents. Jacksonville's median age of 36.2 also makes this work force one of Florida's youngest.

  • 11 percent of the Jacksonville employees work for finance, insurance or real estate services companies, greater than the state and MSA percentages
  • 10 percent of Jacksonville employees work for supply chain logistics related companies in the warehousing, transportation and wholesale trade sectors, greater than the state and MSA percentages
Area Labor Force 847,668
Mean Commute Time 25.1 minutes
Unemployment Rate (2018 Annual Average) 3.6%
Jacksonville Average Wage $51,285

Employment by Industry
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Sources: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Labor Market Statistics Center, Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program & Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Program; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey